we don''t say VersJtjappen either.
Gasly is not as impressive as Sainz. That aside though, Gasly would find no problem being a 'nr2' driver @ RedBull, and 'bow' to Verstappen. Hell, i'm pretty sure that contract would be handed to him.
As for Sainz, i don't think that he would go for that. First of all, Sainz imo would give Max a good run for his money, i think he needs some time, let's say half a season, to get really up to speed, but he'd be on Ricciardo's level surely, so that means they'd be close competitors. Would A) RedBull want that and B) would Max like that? Max-Carlos has been a rough combo @ Toro Rosso. I'm not saying that would repeat @ RedBull, but i wouldn't short it out either.
In any case, i wouldn't be surprised if Sainz would have to settle for Nr2 status.
@ Renault, Sainz has nr.1 stat. Also, RedBull is going Honda next year. It is a pretty big risk to be honest, it might be good, it also might bring them down to p7, p8. All along Renault is the 'Renault works' team (duh), and even though they haven't had a really solid race last weekend, neither did mercedes, and in any case, it was Renault power giving Max the win, and it is Renault power that beat Toro Rosso, both for Renault themselves as McLaren.
In other words, It remains to be seen whether Sainz would even WANT to go with RedBull in 2019.
Now if you'd want to see something really interesting, Alonso to RedBull 2019. That would be fantastic.
Alonso vs Max in same material. Alonso back with Honda, who paid his salary before. Alonso HOPEFULLY, in a WDC competitive/win capable car again. AND, i'm pretty sure RedBull would hand out Alonso a Indy race, and quite frankly, any race. They're everywhere.
Honda-powered RedBull Indy 500 race, and then win it.
It would be a dream come true, really.
Alonso BACK in the game,
versus Lewis Hamilton @ Mercedes,
versus Max Verstappen @ RedBull,
versus Sebastian Vettel @ Ferrari,
versus Kimi Raikkonen @ Ferrari.
it would be 5 greats imho.
There's a big market there too. The combo of Indy500, RedBull, but also Aston Martin itself AND races, WEC, Honda in win mode, Alonso himself, and i'm sure RB has no problem opening the wallet, nor would Alonso have problems taking a salary cut. He'd make a nice deal with Kimoa anyway, and RedBull's bonus system is motivation enough to go for it all-out.
Would be a nice end to his career in F1.
Mercedes is in decline.
Ferrari goes upwards but been there, done that.
Mclaren is NOT going to give him even a win. it'll be 5 years before MCL gets close, at best.
Renault would take too long aswell and would be nothing but a repeat of his Ferrari and Mclaren time.
RedBull is the place to be. Would love to see that happen. Let the dream come true.
Alonso > RedBull
Ricciardo > Ferrari
Raikkonen > Mclaren
LeClerc > Haas
Stroll > Renault
Kubica > Williams
Matsushita > Toro Rosso
Norris > Mclaren
VanDoorne > Sauber
Sainz stays @ Renault
Hamilton stays @ Mercedes
Bottas stays @ Mercedes
Vettel stays @ Ferrari (WDC 2018)
Ocon stays @ Force India
Perez stays @ Force India
Magnussen stays @ Haas
Sirotkin stays @ Williams
Gasly stays @ Toro Rosso
Ericsson > ditched
Hulkenberg > Retires F1
Grosjean > Retires F1